Sathyamoorthy GovindarajanChennai: The Centre is committed to bringing about positive change in the lives of the people and is working towards the empowerment of women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday. The most notable feature of this is that 70 per cent of the beneficiaries are women, Modi said. Modi dwelt at length on the various schemes the recent Union budget had envisaged for the benefit of women. Women entrepreneurs can get loans of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore, Modi said. The Prime Minister said his government had given Rs 1.8 lakh crore to Tamil Nadu under the 14th Finance Commission.
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PTIPune: The IISER has asked in an examination what was wrong with Union minister Satyapal Singh's argument criticising Charles Darwin's theory, with the dean saying the question was "aimed at testing the logical thinking of the students". Sanjeev Galande, dean of research and development at the IISER, said the question was why the argument could not be correct and it was about the logic and not about the statement. "We at IISER emphasise on the pedagogical way of teaching and question papers are not summary-based. The question... was quite straightforward and aimed at testing the logical thinking of the students," he said. Nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, have said they saw an ape turning into a man," he had said.
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1 / 12Veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi breathed her last in Dubai on Saturday, as confirmed by her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor. She suffered a cardiac arrest and had her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi around her at the time of death. While the entire nation and film fraternity from Bollywood to south continues to mourn her sudden and shocking demise, we take a look back at her career and life in pictures.
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Picture by Mayukh SenguptaSalt Lake: Whether you are out on a date or at a job interview, there is a debate to be won everywhere, declared the debating coach of London's hallowed Harrow School at a workshop in the home of the argumentative Indian. "You had a debate in the job interview whether you are the best candidate and chances are if you got the job, you won that debate," said Shaughan Dolan, picking the thread of an argument on a subject he is an authority in. "More and more debates are increasingly happening online rather than in person. I think it is really important that we preserve in-person debate as the preferred format, and precisely because it allows you to meet people, you have different points of view," he said. Dolan's top tip to win a debate?
Mita MukherjeeCalcutta: Girls' schools run by Christian missionaries will no longer recruit male teachers for dance, music and physical training while those retained will train students only in the presence of a female teacher. None of these schools have male teachers for other subjects, the Association of Christian Schools said after a meeting on Saturday to review what campuses are doing to ensure the safety of children. The decisions are likely to take effect after a circular is sent to the founder bodies of Christian missionary schools. "After reviewing the safety measures, there was a general understanding that girls' schools should not have male dance, music and PT teachers. Co-ed schools have been asked to ensure that no male employee comes near a girl student when she is alone.
Our Special CorrespondentDum Dum: A house in Dum Dum was robbed early on Saturday, police said. Gita Mondal, 36, who lives on the ground floor of the house in the Rajendranagar Mathkal locality in south Dum Dum with her husband and son, was apparently pushed to the floor by the thief while fleeing, the police quoted Mondal as saying in the complaint. A relative's son, Kiron Chakrabarty, was sleeping in an adjoining room on the ground floor, Mondal said. Her husband Sukumar is an employee at Dum Dum airport and their son is a BCom student. Her husband and son came running alerted by her screams but could not find anyone, even on the road, an officer of Dum Dum police station where Mondal filed the complaint said.
A team from Diamond Harbour police station found Jamadar on the floor with a bullet injury and a gun beside him. A group of SSB personnel from the Parul camp had stormed Diamond Harbour police station in the morning to free the commandant. Singh was snatched and taken to the SSB camp, only to be handed back to the police at the intervention of the SSB brass. Singh told investigators that he had gone to Sarisha to pursue a lead on a currency racket. SSB inspector-general Shrikumar Bandyopadhyay told Metro that he had no information about commandant Singh "leaving station for a raid".
Our Special CorrespondentSamriddhi Mishra was flung into the air from this swing boat at the funfair on Friday. In sitting position, a child of Samriddhi's age would not be able to touch the rod, let alone grab it. Her uncle Vishnu said his daughter and all four nieces were on the swing boat on Friday evening when the accident occurred. This could not be confirmed because Samriddhi's mother was too traumatised to speak. The fairground off Bhukailash Road has been hosting a 14-day fair around this time of the year for several decades.
Pictures by Bishwarup DuttaRabindra Sarobar: Durgi Rani Kumari, 8, has to cook twice a day - before going to school in the morning and after returning in the evening. Durgi was a participant at an athletics meet for underprivileged children at Rabindra Sarobar stadium on Saturday. The children took part in flat race, obstacle race, sack race, relays and so on based on their age. Durgi stood first in a hurdle race. Robin Mal, 14, stood third in a 100m race.
Our Special CorrespondentTollygunge: Police arrested two men on the charge of assaulting a constable and stopping him from prosecuting an Uber cab driver near Tollygunge Circular Road on Saturday. When Rahman, who is attached with the Tollygunge traffic guard, sought his driving licence, four men who live in the area stepped in. Two of the four men were arrested on the spot while two managed to give the cops the slip. The arrested men were identified as Raju Rajbhar, 20, and Manas Dey, 46. Rajbhar and Dey were booked for assaulting a cop and stopping a public servant from performing his duty.
Veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away on Saturday night. While Riteish wrote, “Terrible terrible news…. She was One of the finest kindest souls I ever knew :( speechless shocked 😶 😪 #RIP #Sridevi this is just not right at all! Check out all the tweets hereI just heard Ma’am Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. She was One of the finest kindest souls I ever knew :( speechless shocked 😶 😪 #RIP #Sridevi this is just not right at all!
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(Source: Thinkstock Image)We have often seen people bragging about their dating skills, but sometimes it can just backfire — as was the case with this man. In the post, Sharma is not just warning Supriya but also giving her advice on how to end the relationship with Aman. LOL dude Supriya will find out. Dude you need to call that guy asap and say “gobar tatti ka sandwich bana ke kha bc” and break-up! When we asked if the girl has responded to her post, Sharma said, “Not yet and I don’t think after being so viral she’ll accept it publicly now.
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They had tried a similar ploy against me during the Ranji Trophy game as well,” he said. He scored a fluent 81, and along with captain Karun Nair’s unbeaten 70, took Karnataka home with more than 19 overs to spare. After narrow misses in Ranji and the Syed Mushtaq Trophy, Karnataka romped into their first final of the season, thumping Maharashtra by nine wickets. He finished as the highest run-scorer in the Ranji season too, stacking up 1160 runs with five centuries. Overall, he now has a combined tally of 2,051 runs across formats this season.
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India's first ever female superstar, Sridevi, has passed away in Dubai, reports ANI. According to a report by Filmfare, Sridevi was attending a family wedding in Dubai, accompanied by her younger daughter Khushi and husband, film producer Boney Kapoor. "Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. She started her child artist in Tamil movie industry. When she became a mother for the first time with daughter Janhavi, she went away from the movie business.
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Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest, confirmed her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor. Sridevi was reportedly with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at the time of death. They were with the entire Kapoor family in UAE to attend the wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah. Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films before entering Hindi films. — Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 25, 2018Sridevi is survived by Boney Kapoor and two daughters – Janhvi and Khushi.
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